Mr. Armadillo says it’s a tradition in his family that all males in his family line get a certain middle name. Supposedly it started with his grandfather, who had seven or eight sons. They all have the same middle name. Mr. Armadillo happens to be the only grandson out of the whole crop, with no others coming (he has no brothers, and all his uncles had daughters). He’s got the middle name.
I don’t want to steer the discussion, so I won’t present any opinions beyond that, but I’m curious what the dopers have to say. Men, would you participate? Women, how would you feel about it?
If it makes any difference, the middle name in question is Edward.